Crew Rowing Gifts for Participants & Spectators

It’s that time of year when more than 11,000 rowers from all over the world travel to Cambridge, Massachusetts to compete in the world’s largest rowing event: the historic Head of the Charles Regatta. This year, the Head of the Charles takes places October 21-22, 2017. Tens of thousands of spectators will cheer on the athletes along the Charles River from Boston University to Harvard University to watch rowers compete in 55 different race events.

Rowers and spectators alike can show their love for rowing with a Crew Needlepoint Belt from Brewster Belt Company. Since each belt is custom-made, it can be personalized with initials, the year, custom shell or oar colors, etc.

Head of the Charles 

Rowing Crew Needlepoint Belt - perfect gift for rowers, coaches and fans

The city of Boston...and Cambridge, of course, has a long history of rowing that dates back to mid-1800s including historic races such as the Harvard-Yale Regatta (a.k.a. "The Race") and the Head of the Charles. Boston also boasts the third oldest rowing club in the U.S. The Union Boat Club was founded in 1851 and is the longest continuously operating rowing club in Boston. Brewster Belt Company's Boston Landscape Needlepoint Belt captures some of the city's iconic landmarks and makes a great gift for those who love Beantown.

Boston rowing crew 

Boston Landscape Needlepoint Belt - Boston is a city with a rich rowing heritage

If you want to put an extra special rowing gift together, you might consider packaging a needlepoint crew belt or a needlepoint college campus belt with a copy of the best-selling book The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. The fascinating non-fiction story "celebrates the 1936 U.S. men’s Olympic eight-oar rowing team—nine working class boys who stormed the rowing world, transformed the sport, and galvanized the attention of millions of Americans."

 Boys in the boat needlepoint crew belt

This book about an historic crew team, would make a great gift paired with a needlepoint crew belt.

Rowing is credited as the oldest intercollegiate sport in the United States. Colleges from coast to coast have participated in races and regattas since the mid-1800s. Collegiate rowing athletes and fans can show pride for their team with a custom campus landscape belt featuring their favorite college such as the Princeton University needlepoint belt below.

Princeton University rowing crew needlepoint belt 

Princeton University Needlepoint Belt - inquire about other colleges at

Brewster Belt Company wishes all rowing competitors the best of luck! And remember, whatever your favorite sport, hobby, city, college or whatever is....whatever your "thing" is...there's a belt for that. Check out all the designs at or work with our designers to create your own custom design.

Crew rowing gift head of the charles

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